Explore our exhibition, "Reflecting on the 100th Anniversary of the 1923 Chinese Immigration Act." The exhibition will be open from September 1 to October 31, 2023.
As we commemorate the centenary of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, commonly known as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library has organized an exhibit that showcases books and materials from our collection. These materials acknowledge the experiences and struggles of Chinese Canadians throughout history. 🇨🇳
The exhibit includes a detailed chronology of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, offering a brief account of Chinese Canadian history. This history stretches from the earliest arrivals to the introduction of the Head Tax, the enactment of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1912, its repeal in 1947, and the Canadian Government's apology and redress in 2006. You'll also find rare archival materials from our library's "David C.Y. Lai Collection" and "Anti-W5 Collection."
We warmly welcome everyone to visit and learn about the importance of our history. Additionally, we have compiled an exhibit booklet that can be downloaded digitally below.